Montenegro Chess Federation announced the official invitations for the European School Chess Championship and the 17th European Youth Rapid & Blitz U-8,10,12,14,16,18 Championship, both to be organized in June 2017 in Budva, Montenegro.
Schools Championship will take place from 10 June (arrival) to 20 June (departure), while the Rapid & Blitz competition follows from 19 June (arrival) to 23 June (departure).
European Schools Championship 2017 is played in 6 age categories: Under 7, Under 9, Under 11, Under 13 and Under 15, Boys and Girls separately. In case that one girl group has less than 10 participants, it will be merged with the same Open age group category.
Entries must be sent from the National Federations or the players and returned to the Organization Committee not later than Tuesday, 18 April 2017.
The tournament will be played according to the Swiss System in 9 rounds, with time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1. Default time will be 15 minutes for each round.
The organizers provided many side events for the participants and their accompanying persons, such as excursions, chess solving competition, seminars and sport activities.
The official website of the European School Chess Championship 2017 is www.euroschools2017.me
As for the European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championship, it starts right after the Schools competition, and it consists of 4 events:
1) 17th INDIVIDUAL EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP – RAPID
(2) 16th EUROPEAN RAPID CUP – RAPID SUPERFINAL
(3) 17th TEAM EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS – RAPID
(4) 17th INDIVIDUAL EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS – BLITZ
The total prize fund for all events is 8.000 EUR in goods, and 1.300 EUR in cash.
The schedule is as shown below:
The registration deadline is 18 April, 2017. The registration form is posted on the official website of the tournament.
The official regulations for both competitions can be downloaded below.